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Two Men Shot To Death At Point-Blank Range On Easter Monday Near Watergut Homes

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two men were killed and one injured in a shooting that took place near Watergut Homes on Monday afternoon, according to police and unofficial reports.

One of the surving injured is Chief V.I. Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks’ son who was reportedly an innocent bystander playing dominoes when a shooter got out of his car and proceeded to shoot two men dead.

Willocks’ son was shot in the leg and not considered to be seriously injured, according to one eyewitness account.

Police said that they have a description of the murder suspect and are actively pursuing him at this moment. The shooter left the scene of the crimes — the site of multiple fatal shootings in the last three years — on foot.


The two dead men are reportedly brothers and were seated playing dominoes when they were fatally wounded.

Police have not yet issued a statement, identified the dead men, or released any official information as of 10:42 a.m. on Tuesday March 29.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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